The 2023-2024 World of 8 Billion student video contest is now closed. Winners will be announced on May 21, 2024!

One person can change the future of eight billion

Global population challenges are real. Make a video to share your solution.

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2024 Winners

Why Participate in the Contest?

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Work Towards a More Sustainable Future

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Win Prizes up to $1,200

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Show Off Your Filmmaking Skills

By taking part in the World of 8 Billion student video contest, you can share your ideas on how to tackle global problems related to population growth.

Think critically about these global challenges and share what you think we should do to fix them.

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This Year’s Contest Topics

Human population issues remain central to the contest, but the specific global challenges we address change each year.
See the winning videos from this year’s topics below.

See 2023 Winning Videos!

Earth’s Fate on Your Plate Place 1st Place

Climate Change

Eera Deshpande »

Hidden Oaks Middle School Prior Lake, MN

Better Batteries for a Better Future Place 1st Place

Climate Change

Sophia Rico »

Legacy of Educational Excellence (LEE) High School San Antonio, TX

Child Marriage Place 1st Place

Gender Equality

Alice Feng and Eva Chen »

Eastside Preparatory School Kirkland, WA

Close the Gap: Gender Inequality and Labor Place 1st Place

Gender Equality

Maria Aurelio »

Olympia High School Olympia, WA

E-waste: A Golden Opportunity Place 1st Place


Surya Arunkumar »

Pearson Ranch Middle School Austin, TX

Creating a Circular Food Industry Place 1st Place


Lara Orlandi »

St Paul's Girls' School London, England

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Teacher Resources

Use the free lesson plans in your classroom, explore the ‘Quick Trip to 8 Billion’ wall chart, or assign the video contest to your class.

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